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Event Series 2020-21

Spotlight Series 2020-21 Polarization and Identities

About the Spotlight Series

The University of Minnesota Spotlight Series is a collaborative partnership between the Institute for Advanced Study, Northrop, and the University Honors Program to present lectures, panel discussions, exhibits, and other events throughout the academic year around timely topics of interest. The six-part 2020-21 series will focus on polarization and identities, inspired by both the 2020 presidential election and the polarization that has appeared in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an academic year that includes an election, and in an environment in which conversations across different identities and ideologies are becoming increasingly contentious, we hope to model ways to create meaningful dialogue about these difficult-but-important topics for our students and community. The moderator for all six events will be John Rash, an editorial writer for the Star Tribune, who focuses on media and politics. All events are Thursdays 3:30-5:00 pm via Zoom webinar.

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence dancer

2020-21 Northrop Dance Series

Northrop’s 2020-21 Dance Series offers a mix of returning companies, stage debuts, classical ballets, and original works and programming has been updated throughout the season to keep our audiences, patrons, staff, partners, and supporters safe. Please view the events for the latest updates.

Gravity of Center film

2020-21 Northrop Film Series

Northrop’s 2020-21 Film Series features several award-winning films with diverse artistic voices from around the world. From the streets of India in Mukti Bhawan (Hotel Salvation) to a small town in the republic of Georgia in The Dazzling Light of Sunset, this series includes notable works exploring the world’s history, social issues, and artistic performances.

Most film screenings will complement Northrop’s 2020-21 Dance Series events, providing deeper insight and context into the programs. All screenings are free. All screenings will be presented online, with some offering extended viewing dates.

Northrop's Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ

2020-21 Northrop Pipe Organ Music Series

Northrops’s Pipe Organ Music Series enters its third year as part of the Northrop Season since the historic Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ restoration with performances by two organists: one a returning favorite and one new to Northrop, Both are internationally acclaimed.